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Fisherman's Chapel, St Brelade

The chapel, now dedicated to St Mary and to fishermen, is older than the parish church, alongside which it stands. It is thought to be on the site of an earlier church of Anglo-Saxon date; the chapel originates from the 11th century. (Excavations have revealed remains of an earlier building)
It survived the Reformation which swept Jersey, and was used for a variety of secular purposes, befor being restored as a building for prayer and worship in the early 20th century. Its main feature are the frescoes, dating from the late 14th century, which were discovered during this restoration. The most clear is the Annunciation scene on the east wall.



East End, Fisherman's chapel



14th century fresco of the Annuciation